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Wow another card……

10 Jun

My Mojo must have really set in this week as I am about to bring you another card!! It has more to do with the fact that it is wet and cold and hubby went out last night so could sit down and make some cards and not feel guilty.

My nephew is turning 4 on Monday and is currently going through a superhero stage. When I was at Kirsty’s on Monday night she had the Superhero Ian stamp and I knew straight away it would be perfect for him. I coloured the image on Monday at Kirsty’s meaning it really did not take too long to make the card last night. I decided to use this weeks sketch over at Sketch Saturday as I have not been able to do one of their sketches for what seems like ages.


and here is my card……


I have used Superhero Ian and sentiments from TGF and coloured him with copics, silver string, red buttons, coloured cardstock from Stampin Up!, kaisercraft Thrill Seeker paper and Spellbinders Labels Nine and of course some faux stitching!

I hope he will like it. Something tells me he should.

I hope you are all keeping warm or if you are over the other side of the world keeping cool!

I will be back later today with my post for the Lil Lolita Boutique’s first challenge, be sure to pop back and not miss it.

Thanks for stopping by, until next time xoxo



Anyone for Anya challenge

30 May

Hello again, I hope this post finds you all well. We have enjoyed a lovely wintery day here by rugging up and going to the market and then spending a very lazy afternoon inside. I have to say as much as the warmer weather is nice I do enjoy these days when you can sit back a bit and not feel guilty as it is too wet to be outside.

Today is Anyone for Anya Challenge day and it is my third week as Guest DT. I have thoroughly enjoyed the challenges. This week is a sketch from our very own Dawny, and once again she has provided a good one.

As it was cold when I made this card I went for darker colours. The papers I have used are from the Queen Bee collection by Pink Paislee, Kraft, Black and White cardstock from Stampin Up. I have coloured my image using my watercolour pencils and also a bit of paper toling, then I cut her out and put her on a slightly inked paper doilie. I have some hand stitching, kaisercraft pearls and black sprays  which I picked up from spotlight last year. To keep with the lace effect of the paper doilie I have used my lace punch from Fiskars.

So there you have it my third card only one more week to go 😦

I hope you all enjoy the rest of your weekend, I am off to go snuggle up on the couch with my hubby.

Until next time xoxo

Papertake Weekly

8 Apr

Robbie finally had his 6th birthday on Tuesday and he was so excited that at 5am he was waiting for his presents! It took me back to being a little girl and remembering how long that week before your birthday is and then that sleep before is the worst constantly waking up hoping that you can see the sunlight start to come through the curtains only to be disappointed and having to try and get back to sleep. Finally when the day arrives it goes by in a flash and then the countdown begins for the next one. He had such a good day and we had a good dinner with my family. He resisted sleep as much as he could but he finally flaked it around 8:30 in the lounge room on the floor (head resting on a pillow which was on top of his new skateboard).

Today after being shopping with Robbie (birthday money to spend) and picking up Elizabeth when we came home I decided it was time to sit back and make a card. It was such a hard decision on which sketch to follow, being there are so many great ones out this week, but I finally decided on the Papertake Weekly Sketch.


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I have had this designer paper sitting in my stash for ages and have pulled it out so many times to make a card but have never been able to make it work so have put it back. Today though I managed to use it and am happy with the result. You will have to excuse the bad lighting in the photo but we have had an overcast day up here but I knew that if I waited for a better day I might never get it posted in time as things have been busy here lately.


The image is a Miss Anya from The Greeting Farm, this is the first time she has been inked up and I think I got this set at least 6 months ago. Thought it was quite fitting though as we have been having rain up here today. Copics have been used for the colouring, faux stitching, lace, ribbon, hair pin, spacers and beads, greeting from Kraftin Kimmie Sentiments, and there is a bit of paper tolling on it too.

I am also entering this card into both Anya Ink and Anyone for Anya as they both call for “Anything Goes” this week.

Another clean card which is what I am enjoying at the moment. I am sure I will get back to wanting to use flowers etc again soon, at least I hope so as I have a draw full of them, LOL!

 I hope you all enjoy the rest of your week.

Until next time xoxo

Dusting off Miss Anya…..

11 Mar

Hello again…..I hope you are all well and if in Melbourne enjoying the sunshine today, it is so nice to see after all the overcast weather we have had this week.

Thursdays have become a bit of an indulgence day for me as I have decided to dedicate this day to NO HOUSEWORK which means that if I am home I can play with my stamps and stash. Lucky for me I was home today so I could play. I started using this weeks Papertake Weekly sketch for my card but I was not happy with how it was turning out and was getting frustrated trying to make it work so I decided to ditch it. The colours are not my normal but I have to say I really like the way it al came together.


So I am entering this card into this week’s Anyone for Anya (mums the word) and Anya Ink (include embossing) challenges. I have not done a card using a Greeting Farm stamp for ages so I thought it was time I dusted them off.

So what have I used, well I used copics for colouring, Anya from Miss Dressy collection, sentiments from Kraftin Kimmie, Stampin Up DS Paper, embossing folders, kaisercraft rhinestones, lace and if you look carefully you will see the buttons on Anya’s dress are tiny gems which I had in my stash.

I hope you all like. I am going to dash now and see if I can get two cards made in one day.

Until next time xoxo

Going Vintage

23 Nov

I think as the cool change settled in so did my Mojo!


The card I am bringing you today is for the Anya Ink weekly challenge, which is “vintage”. I started this card yesterday afternoon when everyone was out but halfway through decided I needed some brown lace and crochet flowers so I went off on a hunt. I came up good with the lace, not exactly what I set out with in mind, but I have not been able to find the flowers. I was disappointed as the card has not come out as I envisioned but nevertheless it is still ok.  I have looked on ebay for some crochet flowers but not really what I am after so think I will have to go and get a crochet needle and some yarn and make my own. I love the flowers Nicole Heady has done and think I may give it a try. If that fails then not too sure what I will do as I have it in my head now that I want some and I want them NOW!!!! LOL.


Anyhow I have based my card on the layout from this week Friday Sketches challenge:





 The patterned paper is from the Bella range which you can get at spotlight. Stamp is from the Miss Anya Dressy set, lace is from spotlight, flowers are from creative dreams and image has been coloured using my copics. I have smudged the edges of all the paper and cardstock with brown ink to give an aged effect.


 I feel good this afternoon as Michael and I just about finished off the Christmas shopping today, tonight is my last night as Vice President at kinder as we have our handover meeting and tomorrow I will start with a new adventure by joining the committee for next years school festival. This is a huge event, almost a mini show so lots of work is needed.


My goodness the kids have just come home with three more party invitations between them. This is not including the two that is already sitting on the fridge. Is it just me or are kids invited to more parties these days? I can not remember going to this many as a kid.


Oh well I better be off now and start getting things ready before I head out tonight.


Until next time xoxo

Anya Ink & Sketch Saturday

12 Nov

It has been so hot in Melbourne this week that I have struggled to find any mojo at all. I find when I sit down to make a card I struggle to come up with something. My great intentions of getting Christmas cards made the other day fell to the wayside as my book and the fan won me over. Last night sitting down to watch tv I realized there was absolutely nothing on (and I had finished my book) so off I went to my stamping corner and started. I decided to tackle this week’s Anya Ink challenge and the Sketch Saturday’s challenge.  Anya Inks challenge is to use Blue and Orange and here is the Sketch from Sketch Saturday:


I nearly finished the card last night but was really struggling to embellish it. So I ended up putting it aside and going to bed.

 After waking up this morning and walking Lizzie to school I came home feeling really refreshed so with a clear mind I sat down to finish the card. Here is the finished product:


I really did not want to embellish my card again with flowers so I looked at the bottom of my stamping stuff to discover my butterfly punch. I forgot how much I love this punch.  You can see I ended up embellishing the card using a butterfly and some wire. I have tried to make the butterfly look like it is in flight.


I know this card does not contain a lot of orange (only the bow in the hat), but as I went through my stuff last night I discovered that I did not have too much orange papers laying about. There is blue with the lace and on the underside of the butterfly. The patterned paper is also a bluey-green colour. It looked more blue  in the light last night. I hope this will be ok.

So there you have it my latest creation. Think I may take Robbie out to get a milkshake soon, the luxury of living where we do is there are so many places to choose from.

I hope you all have a great day.

Until next time xoxo

Supplies: Cardstock – Rose Red & Vanilla from Stampin Up. Basic Grey Patterned Paper, sun dress from the lemonade collection. Nestabilities-circles and scallops. The Greeting Farm Miss Anya from the Miss Anya Dressy collection, Copic Markers. Fiskars paper punch and Paper Shapers Butterfly Punch.

Anyone for Anya

16 Oct

I have had a great day today. Robbie had a school session this morning, only for a hour, but I love seeing the enjoyment he gets from it. I also brought him some of his school uniform and he is so proud of it. He has put it to show everyone that has come to the house today. Following his school session this morning mum, Robbie and I went to see my Oma (Dutch for grandma). Although Oma does not know who I am anymore she does know that my face is familiar and after a while she will warm to me. It is however very hard seeing someone you love in this position but as long as you go to visit with no expectations then it is generally ok.


After I am came home I started on my card for this weeks Anyone for Anya challenge.  This week the requirement was to use paper piercing. As I have previously mentioned this is not a problem for me as I tend to have a slight addiction to pp but for some reason this week I kept putting this challenge off. The card started off as something completely different in my mind from how it turned out but I actually really like it. I am loving the basic grey at the moment. So without boring you any further here it is:




The cardstock and DS Paper is Stampin Up as per normal. The scalloping is done using my Stampin Up Scallop Punch. The stamp is a Miss Anya Stamp from The Greeting Farm. flowers and rhinestones from Kaisercraft. I have distressed the edges by running my scissors down the edge of the paper and colored my image in using my Copic Markers.


The exciting news I mentioned yesterday is that there is now a Gorjuss Challenge Blog. It launches it first challenge tonight so be sure to pop by and check it out.


If I am allowed out I will be out to Kirsty’s for a good natter with her and Dee and a little bit of stamping. If not I will be back with some more cards that I have made over the last couple of days.


Until next time xoxo